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Most MI residents will see slight to no increase in winter heating bills
November 9, 2010 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on Most MI residents will see slight to no increase in winter heating bills
Most MI residents will see slight to no increase in winter heating bills

Home heating costs this winter are expected to be about the same or slightly higher than last year for many Michigan households as demand increases but prices stay relatively stable.

Mich. man who made kids walk in cold enters plea
November 9, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Mich. man who made kids walk in cold enters plea
Mich. man who made kids walk in cold enters plea

A father has pleaded no contest to a child abuse charge that he made his two young children walk a half-mile in below-zero temperatures after crashing his car in a Macomb County ditch.

Michigan gets $500K to improve hunter access
November 9, 2010 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Michigan gets $500K to improve hunter access
Michigan gets $500K to improve hunter access

The state is getting $500,000 to help improve a program that pays certain landowners in southern Michigan who allow hunters on their property.

Volcker says no quick way to cut US unemployment
November 9, 2010 – 5:58 am | Comments Off on Volcker says no quick way to cut US unemployment
Volcker says no quick way to cut US unemployment

A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama says he sees no short-term way to reduce high U.S. unemployment and expects slow growth for the near future.

Rural areas participate in entrepreneurship effort
November 8, 2010 – 7:33 am | Comments Off on Rural areas participate in entrepreneurship effort
Rural areas participate in entrepreneurship effort

Northeast Lower Michigan is one of eight rural areas in the state participating in a program designed to help promote entrepreneurship.

New House members meet for orientation
November 8, 2010 – 7:31 am | Comments Off on New House members meet for orientation
New House members meet for orientation

New members of the Michigan House of Representatives will be taking part in orientation events over the next few days.

Tea for 2: Grassroots helps MI Congress victors
November 8, 2010 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on Tea for 2: Grassroots helps MI Congress victors
Tea for 2: Grassroots helps MI Congress victors

Anyone wondering about the tea party’s potential impact should look no further than Michigan’s congressional races.

Alumni games to raise money for APS boys & girls basketball program
November 8, 2010 – 7:29 am | Comments Off on Alumni games to raise money for APS boys & girls basketball program
Alumni games to raise money for APS boys & girls basketball program

Alumni basketball games are being held later this month to raise money for the Alpena Public Schools’ boys and girls basketball programs.

Blood drives Alpena, Cheboygan, Onaway & Rogers City
November 8, 2010 – 7:26 am | Comments Off on Blood drives Alpena, Cheboygan, Onaway & Rogers City
Blood drives Alpena, Cheboygan, Onaway & Rogers City

The American Red Cross is holding blood drives every day this week, in Alpena, Cheboygan, Onaway and Rogers City.

EPA to provide update on Kalamazoo River oil spill
November 8, 2010 – 7:16 am | Comments Off on EPA to provide update on Kalamazoo River oil spill
EPA to provide update on Kalamazoo River oil spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to host a public meeting to update residents on cleanup efforts related to this summer’s oil spill in the Kalamazoo River.

Obama sidesteps question on Fed monetary policy
November 8, 2010 – 6:59 am | Comments Off on Obama sidesteps question on Fed monetary policy
Obama sidesteps question on Fed monetary policy

President Barack Obama has sidestepped a question of whether the Federal Reserve may have weakened the value of the dollar by purchasing $600 billion worth of government bonds to aid the economy.

Homeowners say loan mods led them to foreclosure
November 8, 2010 – 6:58 am | Comments Off on Homeowners say loan mods led them to foreclosure
Homeowners say loan mods led them to foreclosure

Some struggling homeowners say they’re being unfairly foreclosed on despite making all their payments under trial mortgage modification programs.